Alice Shepard, Ph.D.
Director & Therapist
Alice has been a therapist for over ten years. She completed training at Barnard College, Columbia Medical Center, and Columbia University’s Counseling & Psychological Services. She is a graduate of Brown University and the City University of New York Graduate Center.
License: 018801-1, New York
Alba Vega, LMHC
Alba is a Spanish and English bilingual therapist with experience in psychiatric rehabilitation, individual therapy, career counseling, couples therapy, and group counseling. She has experience in a range of outpatient settings. Alba enjoys working with a diverse group of people and aims to adjust each session to the client’s needs. Alba received her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from The State University of New York at Albany.
License: 008565-1, New York
Emily Chernow, Licensed Psychotherapist
Emily believes individuals are a culmination of their life experiences and should be treated as such. Working with Emily, you can expect to explore your past and present experiences and how they influence your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. She has an extensive background in attachment theory research and received psychodynamic training at the Training Institute for Mental Health. Emily specializes in young adults dealing with queer issues, life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. Emily received her Master’s degree from New York University.
License No: 113453, New York
Emma Fessler, LCSW-R
Emma is a senior clinician who has worked in a variety of outpatient settings including mental health clinics, schools, and hospitals. She has expertise in helping survivors of sexual assault, the chronically ill, and mediating between adult children and their parents. Emma is dedicated to helping women who are going through important transitions in their lives.
License: 022566, New York
Erica Mahoney, LMHC
Erica has experience working with clients to address body, self-esteem issues, and clinical perfectionism. She specializes in helping women with significant life transitions including relationship concerns, motherhood, career, academic and cultural adjustment. Originally from North Carolina, Erica has a gregarious, kind, and accepting demeanor that helps one to feel at ease. Erica’s work utilizes evidence-based interventions including CBT, DBT, trauma-informed, and psycho-educational approaches. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Colorado.
License: 013052, New York
Gloriane Roberson, LMSW
Gloriane has spent the majority of her professional career helping women and youth work through trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, and depression. She believes in providing a non judgmental and supportive therapeutic experience as a pathway for growth and development. Gloriane has a particular focus on supporting self-determination, empowerment and harm reduction. She completed her Bachelors’ and Master’s degrees at Adelphi University.
Jyoti Manchandani, Psy.D.
Dr. Jyoti Manchandani is an experienced clinician who addresses issues core to one’s identity and self-esteem. She collaborates with clients to enhance relationships, improve coping skills and develop satisfying goals. Jyoti is kind, passionate, and sincerely committed to helping women achieve their fullest potential.
License number 017596
Kendall Contri Bierman, MHC-LP
Kendall has experience working with women struggling with anxiety, healthy eating, body-image, and relationship concerns. She has additional training with substance dependence, such as reducing marijuana use, alcohol consumption, nicotine use, or other recreational drugs. Kendall uses a multifaceted approach to counseling pulling from CBT, DBT, and Psychodynamic theories. Kendall has a non-judgmental and empathetic demeanor that helps foster meaningful and open relationships with her clients. She received her bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and her master’s from Long Island University.
Sonia Byrd, Psy.D., LMHC, Therapist
Sonia is a senior clinician who specializes in helping women mediate challenging family and relationship issues to reduce stress and improve self-confidence. She has extensive experience working with a range of therapeutic concerns. Sonia has additional training in mindfulness. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her Doctorate from Yeshiva University.
Tara Waldman, LMSW
Tara has experience working with clients coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and loss. She ensures that her clients feel supported, validated, and at ease. Tara focuses on enhancing self-esteem by helping clients identify their unique strengths. She is warm, empathetic, and passionate about helping clients meet their goals. Tara completed her bachelor’s degree at Penn State University and her master’s degree at Yeshiva University.
License: 118065, New York
Uniysha Jones, MHC-LP
Uniysha has experience working with women who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma. Additionally, Uniysha works to support women with scheduling and routines in order to support healthy day to day habits. Uniysha uses CBT, trauma-informed and a holistic approach to support women in their efforts towards healing. Her generous and warm demeanor helps each woman to feel accepted and fully recognized without judgement. Uniysha achieved a Bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and a Master’s degree from Long Island University.
Kate Staikos, Student Intern
Kate is obtaining her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College. She is transitioning to a career as a therapist after 12 years in the advertising industry. Kate understands, first hand, the challenges many women encounter in today’s modern society. She takes a warm, non-judgmental, and personalized approach with the goal of empowering women to thrive through self-acceptance as well as a better understanding of themselves and their relationships.
Emily Heimberger, Clinic Coordinator
Emily received her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. She is currently pursuing her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. She aspires to empower women who desire to make important changes in their lives.
Heather Nelson, B.A.
Heather is a graduate of Syracuse University where she majored in marketing. She has previously worked in financial services for HBO & Lord & Taylor.
Jennifer is a mental health counselor. She obtained her Master’s degree from New York University. She possesses over three years of doctoral training in school psychology, which is expertise in improving students’ learning and behavior. She also has experience with counseling college students. Jennifer is passionate about using a strengths-based and holistic approach to empower women. She specializes in areas such as anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, body image challenges, eating disorders, health and wellness, LGBTQ, depression, career issues, family concerns, dating/relationships, and identity development. She values breaking the stigmas around therapy and mental health by making clients feel comfortable, excited about creating change, and actively involved in their treatment process.
License: Coming Soon
Mirielle Therapy Practice
Alice Shepard, Ph.D.
303 5th Avenue (Near 31st Street)
New York, NY 10016
212 545 9901
Hours of Operation
By Appointment Only